Anthony Bourdain was born in New York City in 1956. He studied at Vassar College and graduated from the Culinary Institute of America before running kitchens at New York City's Supper Club, One Fifth Avenue and Sullivanâ€™s. His work has appeared in the New York Times, The Times, the Observer, Scotland on Sunday, the Face, Limb by Limb, Black Book and the Independent, and he is a contributing authority for Food Arts magazine. He is currently the executive chef at Brasserie Les Halles and lives in Manhattan.
Bourdainâ€™s latest project, a travel and food series called Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations, airs on the Travel Channel.
Published in October 2004, the Les Halles Cookbook is Anthony Bourdainâ€™s guide to the strategies and techniques of classic bistro cooking. The book contains more than a hundred recipes from Brasserie Les Halles, all delivered in the ribald style of Kitchen Confidential and A Cookâ€™s Tour.